There is no dance/fitness experience required to take our pole dance classes. In fact, how do you get fit if you never start? And why not start with something fun and exciting? Pole dancing can be a great way to gain strength, flexibility, and endurance. We have students from all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. We encourage students to go at their own comfortable pace and our instructors will be there to guide you along the way.
Additionally, we are currently enforcing a “no boys allowed” policy. Our classes are for ladies only. Like any other fitness/dance studio, any student under 18 years of age will need consent from a parent/legal guardian before taking our classes.
If you will be starting classes with us, there is some paperwork that we will need you to complete before attending your first class. You can find them in the "First-Time/New Students" section of the Class Schedule page of the site.
Yes, we do wear clothes! There is no nudity in class. Typically, our students and instructors dress in yoga and fitness-related attire. First-time pole dancers can wear anything comfortable to them as long as it is easy to move around in. Students attending more advanced classes may need to wear shorts or tank tops because skin contact with the pole will be necessary to accomplish more challenging tricks, spins, and inversions.
For your safety and maintenance of our studio, we ask that students remove any rings or jewelry before class. Some of our conditioning involves floorwork and a firm grip will be needed while dancing on the pole.
Gym sneakers? Nope. Our classes are usually done barefoot. And eventually, for those with a more adventurous side…a playful pair of heels.
It is important to note that students should remove all body lotions and oils before class because they will find it difficult to control their grip on the pole. If you have sweaty hands, do not fret! We have several forms of hand grip to help with this.
Our studio has a total of eight poles: three 40 mm chrome pole and five 45 mm chrome poles. As our students grow in their dance, this allows them to experiment with different sizes.
For instance, the standard pole used in most pole dancing studios and competitions is a 50 mm chrome pole. However, some women, especially those with smaller hands, find the 45 mm chrome poles a lot easier to work with.
We are excited to have you in our studio! Before signing up for classes, please note that we are currently offering classes for women only. Before your first class, we will ask you to fill out a student information sheet (for business purposes only) and a release of liability. Also, If you are under the age of 18 years old, written parental/legal guardian permission will be required before attending your first class.
Please complete the following documents and bring them in with you to your first class.
Download/View: Release of Liability
If you are under the age of 18 years old, you will need to have a parent/legal guardian complete the following form and bring it with you to your first class:
Download/View: Minor Addendum Permission Form
Be prepared to dance on the balls of your feet! Dancing on the balls of your feet dramatically changes your movement in class. This allows for you to pivot easily when moving around the pole as well as have a more fluid movement through the legs and hips. It also makes for a constant leg workout throughout your dance exercise and accentuates your womanly curves. It is also great practice to prepare you for dancing in six-inch high heels.
Point your toes! Whenever in doubt, point…your…toes!
Tough love! Although we teach you in a safe and secure atmosphere, it is not uncommon to bruise or get what many would call “pole burn” when taking classes. It is all about the learning process and many women in the pole dancing community actually take pride in their “battle scars.”
We LOVE music! Some students love to dance to music with a heavy bass, or an acoustic love song, or a dramatic tango. Feel free to bring music that your body wants to move to.
Dance because you want to! It’s a dance class, so please be expected to dance! Spinderella Studios is a safe ground for you to leave your inhibitions at the door and dance like there is no one watching! At first, some students may feel embarrassed or awkward when they dance, but that’s okay. As they become more comfortable in their own skin, students learn to embrace their movement and discover that it’s actually quite liberating!
We specialize in semi-private/private classes, where a class has no more than four students. If you cannot find a time slot that works for you, we may add additional classes outside of the schedule if there is reasonable demand for it. It doesn't hurt to ask!
Our studio works towards accommodating as many women as possible. If you cannot make it to a class you made an appointment for, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.
If the studio is not notified in advance, classes will be marked off your class card as if you were in attendance and this is not refundable. We do love all our students, but your no-show could have been a class for another student that we had to turn away because of your reserved spot. A short call, email, text, carrier pigeon should suffice to avoid this penalty.
Currently, we accept cash or check. We also accept credit card payments with a small convenience fee.
A mother both at home and at the studio, Marisa loves to watch people grow by doing what they love. Recollecting her initial experiences with pole dancing, she remembered her first years and it was after she discovered pole dancing that she quickly realized this is her passion. Her journey started with going to numerous pole dancing studios in the greater Seattle area where she learned about the endless possibilities of strength and grace that could only be found in pole dancing. She then traveled to many places like Vancouver, BC, Utah, and Nevada to train with different performers and instructors to broaden and perfect her own art. This eventually lead to her obtaining an instructor certification with the world-renowned Fawnia Dietrich, an entrepreneur to one of the first pole dancing schools established in the United States.
In 2008, Spinderella Studios Sammamish was born right in her backyard. A little unconventional but not a surprise for a woman who finds her second home while flying and dancing in the company of other women.
In 2013, Spinderella Studios Woodinville opened its doors.
She is a woman who thrives on watching her students develop and surpass their goals and even takes great pride in those that go beyond her level of skill. A small business with big dreams – even now she aspires to expand her studio by incorporating other forms of aerial performance and fitness.
Outside of pole dancing, she is a full-time wife and mother who loves to relax with a nice glass of red wine. As for her music of choice...
It's an event that takes place once a month where our current students get to showcase their material in a safe and loving environment without fear of competition.
19151 144th Ave. NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 • (425) 221-2052 • SpinderellaStudios@gmail.com